The Attorneys

Stephen A. Shechtel

Stephen Shechtel graduated from the District of Columbia School of Law (1992) magna cum laude.  He is admitted to practice before all Maryland and District of Columbia Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Shechtel was also a Maryland Certified Public Accountant, and has also held licenses as: National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 and Series 63 Registered Representative; FNMA/FHLMC/FHA/VA mortgage loan underwriter, Licensed Mortgage Broker, Licensed Insurance Agent (Health and Life), Licensed Realtor, and holds many other designations. He was a member (Associate and Barrister) of the “American Inns of Court”, U.S. Bankruptcy Bar, and presently a member of several bar associations.   Mr. Shechtel is past president of the Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermens Association; Frederick Chapter #22 of the Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermens Association;  Clearwater Breakfast Sertoma Club, Mariner’s Bay Condominium Association, and is listed in the Director of Distinguished Americans, Who’s Who, Men of Achievement, and other publications. In 1996, just four years out of DCSL, attorney Shechtel was awarded the Martindale “BV” rating.

Bethany G. Shechtel, Esq.

Bethany Shechtel handles family law, domestic violence, juvenile, education, and personal injury matters.

Bethany G. Shechtel is a native Washingtonian and grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Bethany is a member of the Maryland Bar and comes to the legal profession with a strong background in education.  Bethany has worked as a teacher in both Baltimore City, Maryland, and Miami-Dade County, Florida, prior to entering law school.

Upon entering law school at NOVA Southeastern University Law School, Bethany was selected to be a member of the NOVA Trial Association, Vice-President of the International Law Student Association and an editor of the International Greenbook.  Upon moving to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and transferring to the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, Bethany graduated top in her class earning Summa Cum Laude.  Bethany also was able to maintain a full academic course load while working in a civil litigation practice.

Bethany, with the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic at UDC, successfully worked for clients at Due Process Hearings and acted as an educational advocate in criminal sentencing, parole revocation hearings, release from incarceration, residential placement, and has worked with school systems both public and private to ensure success for the individual student.

Bethany is a member of the Maryland Bar Association as well as the Family Law Section and is a member of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law, Criminal Justice, Solo Practitioners, Law Office Management, and the Young Lawyers Sections of the American Bar Association.